The Barber Who Wanted to Pray
A Simple Way to Pray
Based on the true story of a barber’s conversation with Martin Luther! R. C. Sproul begins one evening with a Mr. McFarland leading family devotions. When his daughter asks him how she should pray, Mr. McFarland shares a 500-year-old story — a story about a barber and his famous customer.
Master Peter is a barber well known to all in his village. One day, when Martin Luther the Reformer walks into his shop, the barber musters up the courage to ask the outlawed monk how to pray. Dr. Luther responds by writing a letter to the barber (a letter that we know today as the book, A Simple Way to Pray). The barber’s life is changed as he learns from Luther a way to pray, using the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and the Apostles’ Creed.
R. C. Sproul’s beautifully illustrated story will engage children and help them learn to pray according to the Bible. Dr. Sproul’s unique gift for explaining complex truths will make this a treasured book to be returned to time after time—a delight for both children and their parents!
About the Author:
From Pastor and Professor of Theology to Children’s Story Writer!
Dr. Sproul wrote over 100 books, including The Holiness of God, Scripture Alone, and Not a Chance. But everyone was surprised when he began to write children’s books – everyone but his family and his grandchildren, in particular, who knew his story-telling skills!
He holds degrees from Westminster College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the Free University of Amsterdam, and Whitefield Theological Seminary. Dr. Sproul had a distinguished academic teaching career at various colleges and seminaries. These included Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and Jackson, Mississippi. He served as Senior Pastor of St. Andrews Chapel, Sanford, Florida until his homegoing to the Lord in 2017.